Criminal Records Office still hit by cyber attack

April 20, 2023


The Criminal Records Office is still suffering disruption a month after a cyber-attack.

The CRO is vital as it provides records to police and acts as a clearing house for authorities such as emigration.

The organisation was hit on March 21 and despite an increase in staff numbers, delays still persist.

A statement said: “We are working with the relevant authorities, including the National Cyber Security Centre, to investigate and remediate the incident.”

Anecdotally, on social media, users were facing long delays.

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